Myth #1. You want to make a body part smaller so you do a million exercises to make that happen. It makes better sense to eat better and move more. Spend more time on the treadmill or just walking. You can actually make the stomach or hips bigger by adding muscle. #2 Women will become bulky. The truth is women have less testosterone than men. A lady will first become tone than defined. Even if you could become bulky you would know when to stop. #3 You need to exercise hard and often. The truth is, even moderate exercise can improve your fitness. Two half hour sessions a week can improve tone and even increase muscle mass.#4 You burn more fat if you go longer at a lower intensity. While you do burn a higher percentage of fat at a lower intensity, you burn more calories at a higher intensity. It all comes down to math. Burn more calories than you consume and you'll lose weight. Finally #5 No pain no gain. If you want to look like a body builder this is definitely true. Most people just want to look healthy and maybe defined. Listen to your body and if something hurts...STOP. You should stop lifting before it becomes uncomfortable. A rule of thumb is, stop a few reps before you have to stop. This way after 15 reps you could of done 17 or 18 if you pushed it. When you walk, make sure you can talk. This will help you to continue and still help you get more fit.